Title: Elementary STEM Specialist
Company: Maple Glen Elementary School
Location: Westfield, Indiana, United States
Amy Kennard McClelland, Stem Educator at Maple Glen Elementary School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in elementary education.
Inspired by her science teachers in high school, Ms. McClelland decided to pursue a career in teaching during her junior year of college. Upon graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education in 1987, she was hired by the Mequon-Thiensville School District in Mequon, Wisconsin, as a fourth grade teacher until 1988. As she progressed with the district, Ms. McClelland served as a fifth grade teacher and a gifted and talented specialist until leaving this role 1991. While earning a Master of Science in elementary education at Purdue University, she worked as a graduate research and teaching assistant, later graduating in 1992.
As she continued her career, Ms. McClelland joined the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township in Indianapolis, Indiana, and worked as a third grade teacher in for five years. Between 1997 and 2002, she contributed as the third grade inquiry teacher with the aforementioned district, further becoming a teacher with Westfield-Washington Schools in Westfield, Indiana, in 2012. Currently, Ms. McClelland excels as the district’s elementary STEM specialist, a position she has held since 2017. Civically, she maintained involvement with the non-profit organization, “Hands to Love,” the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land, and the St. Monica Catholic Church. Utilizing her expertise in STEM education, she has also authored a number of publications for professional journals and is the owner of a patent in the field. As a testament to her success, Ms. McClelland has been the recipient of numerous accolades including the Golden Apple Award, the Distinguished Educator Alumni Award, and the Excellence in Education Teacher Award.
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